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Body of boy, 9, recovered from Bangs Lake about noon Saturday

The body of a 9-year-old boy was recovered in Bangs Lake in Wauconda Saturday after an extensive search of the water by rescue workers. Wauconda Fire District officials said Geraldo Rodriguez's body was located at about noon Saturday by trained rescue personnel using sonar.


DCFS has investigated past abuse, neglect allegations in case of missing boy

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — The Department of Children and Family Service said Friday it has been involved with the family of a missing Crystal Lake boy since 2013, and has investigated allegations of abuse and neglect.


Stoltman wins final Bensenville District 2 seat

A coin toss Friday morning awarded the fourth and final open Bensenville Elementary District 2 seat to James Stoltman. Stoltman had been tied, with 547 votes, with Lori Parthimos for the final seat in a seven-person race after election officials finished counting the last of vote-by-mail and provisi


Escaped Wisconsin inmate found hiding in baby crib in Illinois

A minimum-security inmate that escaped from a Milwaukee facility has been found in Illinois, police say. Steger Police located 27-year-old Trezelle Bishop at an acquaintance's home in the village of Steger after being advised by a Will County dispatch center about the ongoing contact.


New rules for nurses considered in Illinois House

Lawmakers could put new rules on nurses. A proposed bill would cap how many patients they can treat at one time. "It mandates how many nurses hospitals would have to have throughout the hospital." said Julie Moore-Wolfe, of St. Mary's Hospital.


Police focus on missing Crystal Lake boy's house; parents plead for his safety

Authorities investigating the disappearance of a 5-year-old boy from Crystal Lake said Friday there is no indication he was abducted or even left his house. After a night of activity Thursday, the search for Andrew "AJ" Freund, missing since Wednesday night, slowed with no signs of police activity F


Illinois police officer drives man to job interview after pulling him over, man lands the role

One ordinary traffic stop in Illinois had an extraordinary ending, when a police officer pulled over a car with expired plates, only to learn the driver had an expired license as well. The law enforcement official learned the man was en route to a job interview, and he had no other way of traveling


Kim Foxx Has Issued A Statement Saying She Has Nothing Else To Say About Smollett Case

Two deputies in the office of Kim Foxx, the controversial Cook County prosecutor whose office dropped the 16 felony charges against actor Jussie Smollett, have resigned, The Chicago Sun-Times reports.


Chicago River bridge lifts mark start of 2019 boating season

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The City of Chicago kicked off the 2019 boating season by lifting the bridges over the Chicago River Saturday morning. The first official bridge lift will took place at 8:00 a.m.


Illinois residents feeling the pinch on property tax bills

For the first time, every metropolitan area in the state of Illinois is reporting a loss in population. Although it may be too soon to tell, with the 2020 census right around the corner, officials estimate Adams County could see a loss of almost 400 people.


Wind Gusts of Nearly 50 MPH Reported Around Chicago Area

It may be a sunny day across much of the Chicago-area, but high wind gusts have been reported throughout the area, causing downed tree limbs and chilly temperatures. The highest-wind gust recorded at O’Hare International Airport topped the scales at 49 MPH, according to the National Weather Service’


Detroit Red Wings: Griffins Cruise to game one victory in Chicago

Did somebody say nine-game losing streak? The affiliate to the Detroit Red Wings struggled down the stretch as they prepared to enter the AHL playoffs but completed game one with a boom. The Griffins found themselves behind 1-0 and then scored five unanswered goals giving them the upper hand to star


One dead after accident in Illinois

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) - One person is dead in Lawrence County, Illinois after an accident. Illinois State Police say it happened near the intersection of Billet Lane and 700 North in Lawrenceville Friday night.


Authorities refocus search of missing 5-year-old boy on family home near Chicago

The search for a 5-year-old boy from Illinois who went missing on Wednesday continued into the weekend as police re-focused the investigation on the boy's family home. Andrew “AJ” Freund, a blond boy who is approximately 3 feet, 5 inches tall, was last seen wearing a blue Mario sweatshirt and black


Aurora Man Who Thought He Was Meeting An Online Date Was Attacked And Robbed

CHICAGO (CBS)—An Elburn man and a teenager from Aurora are being charged for allegedly luring a man they met on a dating app to a parking lot and robbing him. Hayden Motley, 20, of Elburn, and the juvenile from Aurora were charged with robbery following the April 16 incident. Police said they met an


Canine officer tracks down hit-and-run driver in Lincolnshire

A Lake County sheriff's canine officer is being lauded by Lincolnshire police for helping nab a hit-and-run driver early Saturday morning. Lincolnshire police were dispatched at 2:11 a.m. to the intersection of Westwood Lane and Riverwoods Road for a report of a vehicle crashed into a tree, accordin


Genealogy sites are helping birth parents find children they placed for adoption — but not everyone wants to be found

DeAnn Link is searching for her daughter. She’d be 23 years old now. Link said she gave birth in a Chicago hospital in 1996 at age 18, and the baby was placed with an adoptive family.


Man turned in by girlfriend for alleged child porn now faces sex assault charges

A man who was charged with possessing child pornography after his girlfriend alerted police to images she found on his cellphone is now facing accusations that he sexually assaulted two minors.


Congressman shot by Belleville man to speak in Illinois

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana is scheduled to speak later this month at a congressional prayer breakfast in southern Illinois. Scalise was injured in June 2017 when he was shot while practicing for the annual congressional baseball game in Washington. When he s


Photographer David Yarrow captures striking images of wildlife on Chicago streets

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Late Wednesday night, the intersection of Madison and LaSalle became the stomping grounds for an unlikely trio - a wolf, a bear and a mountain lion. "We're going to try and push some boundaries tonight," wildlife photographer David Yarrow said.